[London, UK, 23 Jun, 2011]: Huawei, a leading telecom solutions provider, was announced as the winner of the 2011 Femtocell Industry Award for "Progress in Commercial Deployment" for its development of China Unicom's 3G Inn wireless broadband service based on Huawei's end-to-end Femtocell solution. The Femtocell Industry Awards are held each year by the Femto Forum to recognize outstanding contributions to the ecosystem.
Through China Unicom's 3G Inn flagship service, Huawei's end-to-end Femtocell technology enables fixed-mobile broadband convergence service for a network capacity of over millions of end users. To date, China Unicom's Femtocell network provides coverage for more than two thirds of China's provinces.
"We are proud to be recognized for our Femtocell solution, which helps to extend the mobile broadband experience to enterprises and home users," said Ying Weimin, President of SingleRAN Solution, Huawei. "With our partner China Unicom, we have demonstrated our solution's ability to provide excellent mobile broadband coverage, as well as its effectiveness in improving network capacity and efficiency in seamless operation with existing 3G networks."
Huawei's end-to-end Femtocell solution uses Access Points, Security Gateway, Access Gateways, and OSS to provide effective 3G/HSPA+ access for small offices and home offices, enterprises and families. Femtocell can also be deployed to improve indoor and outdoor hot spot coverage and capacity. Femtocell is easy to transport, install and run, enabling operators to effectively decrease site creation/installation costs, while improving access and driving profitability. As of the first quarter of 2011, Huawei has deployed over 50 Femtocell networks around the world.
About the Femto Forum
The Femto Forum is a not-for-profit membership organisation founded in 2007 to enable and promote femtocells and femto technology worldwide.
The Femto Forum is independent, technology agnostic and inclusive of all relevant stakeholders.
Comprised of mobile operators, telecoms hardware and software vendors, content providers and innovative start-ups, the Femto Forum's mission is to advance the development and adoption of small cells via femtocells and broader applications of femto technology for the provision of high-quality radio network coverage and services within the residential, enterprise and public access markets.
The Forum is chartered to encourage the growth of a partner ecosystem committed to innovation in standards-based network infrastructure and to achieve high levels of collaboration and product interoperability.
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